Two in three hospitalized seniors are prescribed drugs that should be avoided by older adults, increasing the risk of injury and adverse drug reactions. Improving hospital prescribing practices can reduce the frequency of inappropriate medications and resulting harm, according to a new study led by McGill University researchers.
How does a pandemic affect the physical and psychological health of adults as they age? Does COVID-19 have an impact on the delivery of regular health-care services? Does a COVID-19 infection lead to long-term health problems affecting the lungs or brain?
Minister Ginette Petitpas Taylor announces a $5.8 Million investment in programs to give health research trainees hands-on work experience. https://www.canada.ca/en/institutes-health-research/news/2017/10/ministe...
New website for McGill’s School of Population and Global Health
By Kim Nightingale
The Faculty of Medicine is pleased to unveil the website for the McGill School of Population and Global Health (SPGH).
Apply before October 4th
Students can now apply for to up to 14 travel awards to help fund global health project in low-resource settings. Deadline to apply is October 4th!
More information is available here: https://lnkd.in/dKY6Amj
Tuberculosis (TB) is a recognized hazard for healthcare workers, but the annual screening strategy currently in place in Canada and the United States is costly with very limited health benefits and should be reconsidered, according to a new study led by a team from the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC). The findings, published in the journal BMC Medicine, suggest health agencies in North America should consider switching to a targeted strategy focusing on high-risk healthcare workers only.
In the 2015 federal election campaign, the Liberal party led by Justin Trudeau promised to “legalize, regulate, and restrict access to marijuana.” In early April 2017, the Liberals took a giant step toward fulfilling that promise, introducing a bill aimed at regulating the recreational use, sale and cultivation of marijuana, along with a second bill to bring marijuana use under the ambit of the impaired driving laws.
University of Melbourne – Master of Public Health & McGill University – Master of Science in Public Health are offering an exchange program
One semester in beautiful Melbourne, Australia at the University of Melbourne, School of Population and Global Health
MPH Student Exchange Program 2017‐18
McGill is more than a university!
It's a community resource with over 160 public events, attractions, and aid programs: http://community.mcgill.ca/
MERCURY Course Evaluations will be available to students until April 30 for units following the default period (or until April 12 for units following the condensed period).
More than 150 volunteers needed!
The annual congress of the Association francophone du savoir (Acfas) is the largest multidisciplinary research event in the Francophonie and McGill is proud to be hosting it this year. From May 8-12, some 6,000 participants from Quebec, Canada and abroad will descend on lower campus to take part in more than 200 colloquia and hundreds of oral and poster presentations. Participants are primarily researchers, but also include grad students and post docs. In order to guarantee its success, we will need your help.
McGill University is the world’s third-best university for the study of Anatomy & Physiology, behind only the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, according to the 2017 QS World University Rankings by Subject.
Healthy People, Healthy Ecosystems: Implementation, Leadership & Sustainability in Global Health
The 8th Annual CUGH Global Health Conference
Washington Hilton Hotel - Dupont Circle
Washington, DC, USA
Main conference April 7-9 | Satellite Sessions April 6
Host institutions: Johns Hopkins University and Makerere University
Matey N. Neykov, PhD Postdoctoral Research Associate, ORFE, Princeton University High Dimensions, Inference and Combinatorics. A Journey Through the Data Jungle
Tuesday, January 24, 2017 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Purvis Hall, 1020 Pine Ave. West, Room 24
ALL ARE WELCOME
Lindsey Richardson, DPhil Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of British Columbia Research Scientist, British Columbia Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS Synchronized income assistance payments and drug-related harm: Using epidemiologic, experimental and mixed methods to explore the health impacts of policy change.
Monday, 30 January 2017 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm – McIntyre Medical Building 3655 promenade Sir William Osler – Meakins – Rm 521 ALL ARE WELCOME